I don’t want to get all mystical. But I think the universe may have responded to my request. It hasn’t delivered me a Van Gogh. But it did give me an idea.
Have you ever heard of the red paper clip guy? He started with a red paper clip and traded up to a house
It’s an amazing story. On the first trade he got a pen; and then he traded for a doorknob; and then a keg of beer and a bar light; and so on. Fourteen trades and one year later he had a house.
Well, if someone can trade up to a house from a red paper clip, I figure that I can trade up to a Van Gogh.
And I think I’ll start with a picture drawn by Dominic, my girlfriend’s eight-year-old nephew. It’s the one on the side over there. Yes, that’s what I’m going to do. I am going to trade Dominic’s original for a painting; and then I’ll trade that painting for another; and so on. Who knows? Maybe fourteen trades and one year later I’ll have a Van Gogh.
So anyone who wants to trade with me let me know. I’ll drive (or fly) to wherever you might be in order to trade with you.